More Orange-Headed Brown Anoles

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We’ve had a series of posts on orangey brown anoles in Florida, but this most recent example is a stunner. Thanks to Heather Stewart for providing this photo of a fine male from Boca Raton, FL, photographed this past January. Heather pointed out that other brown anoles in the populations were quite normal looking.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

10 thoughts on “More Orange-Headed Brown Anoles

    1. Beautiful specimen! I had a nice population of red individuals before a neighbor decided to let his cat army multiply.

  1. I work in the field and have been seeing a lot of red heads. Seen one a couple weeks ago that had a solid black body and a super red head. Took off way faster than I could move to catch or photo. Most seem to look like this guy. I’m in Gainesville.

  2. I was trying to find out the type of lizard I’ve been seeing in my backyard. I saw the picture of the orange brown anole, and where it’s been seen. I’m in Jacksonville Florida!! So they are a lot farther than everyone knows now!

  3. This is an interesting post. I just saw one of these today and was puzzling over what it was – your post explained it perfectly.

    Here’s the one I saw today at the FL Botanical Gardens in Largo, FL

  4. I found this guy hanging out on my fence yesterday. I found this website trying to research it. I’m in New Smyrna Beach which is on the east coast of central FL. This is the first one I’ve seen in our area, or anywhere for that matter.

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